What You Can Do:
Birth and death records, that may be helpful in Illinois background checks, are issued by the Department of Health, Division of Vital Records in Springfield. Certified copies of these documents may usually only be requested by the individual named on the original vital record, a close family member or a legal representative of these persons. Both in person and mailed in Illinois vital records requests are accepted.
For in person requests, government issued, non-expired photo ID must be shown at the front window of the Springfield Vital Records office between 10am and 3pm Monday through Friday – except on holidays. After the vital record request for Illinois background checks is dropped off in person, a reply is typically mailed out within 3 business days. Bulk orders may have a longer mailing time. Mail in requests should be sent to the Springfield office with about 6 – 7 weeks of processing time allowed after the request form is received. Photocopies of government issued, non-expired photo ID must be included with each request.